Like we promised! Achilles and I finally proved to everyone, WE'RE THE BEST TEAM IN THE WORLD!!!

- Aiger Akabane, Beyblade Burst Turbo - Episode 51

Aiger Akabane, known as Aiga Akaba (赤刃アイガ, Akaba Aiga) in Japan, is the main protagonist of the anime and manga series, Beyblade Burst Turbo. After witnessing the strength of Valt Aoi and his Wonder Valtryek 12 Volcanic, Aiger creates his own Turbo Beyblade, Z Achilles 11 Xtend, and becomes a Blader. He then sets out on a journey to the big city to challenge and defeat Valt; a goal he eventually achieved with the dark power of his Turbo Beyblade. Over the course of his journey, Aiger received two upgrades to his Beyblade: Z Achilles 11 Xtend+, which was destroyed during his battle with Phi in the Dread Tower, and his new, Turbo Beyblade, Turbo Achilles 00 Dimension, which was made after the destruction of Z Achilles' Energy Layer.

Aiger later returns in Beyblade Burst Rise with his new, and current Gamma Beyblade, Union Achilles Convert Xtend+ Retsu.

In Beyblade Burst Surge, Aiger returns for the Legend Festival with his new Lightning Beyblade, Infinite Achilles Dimension' 1B.


Aiger looks similar to Valt, except he has lighter skin, turquoise eyes, wears red clothing and his hair and eyebrows are maroon. He has a red letter "A" tattooed on his left cheek, and several bandage strips on his face: a horizontal one on his right cheek, two horizontal ones placed vertically on the right temple, and a horizontal one over an "X" shaped bandage on the left temple.

In Turbo, Aiger's attire consists of a white shirt, jet black shorts with blue-buckled suspenders, a short-sleeved burgundy Letterman's jacket with a black-striped white collar, tomato sleeves, border and pocket lining, and burgundy sneakers with a tomato border, white laces, white toe caps and a white circle with an upside-down dark-blue "A" on each inner heel. His jacket has a light-cyan circle with an upside-down dark-blue "A" on the back and three yellow buttons on the front: one on the right side with a dark-blue Beyblade symbol, and two on the left, the upper one an upside-down dark-blue "A", and the bottom a dark-blue star. After his first battle with Valt, Aiger began wearing a dark-blue hand brace on his left hand and wrist.

In Rise, Aiger has grown taller and now wears an orange-yellow shirt with a turquoise zipper, a red Letterman's jacket with long sleeves, white wrist collars and borders with a dark-blue stripe, and retains both the dark-blue upside-down "A" and buttons from his previous jacket, a pair of blue jeans with stitched-in patches, and red sneakers with a yellow border, white laces, and white toe caps. His left hand brace in now colored celestial-blue.

In Surge, Aiger has once again grown taller. He wears a burgundy Letterman's jacket similar to his first one, but with a smooth tomato border, a dark-blue stripe at the bottom, white sections with a dark-blue stripe on the sleeves' shoulder region, a white shirt with a black Beyblade symbol on the front, and he retains his stitched-in patched jeans, celestial-blue hand brace, and red sneakers from Rise.

When Aiger resonates with his Beyblade, his hair turns crimson and breaks free from the blue rubber band holding it upright.


Aiger is a hot-headed blader who cannot stand losing as he was infuriated after his defeat at the hands of Valt Aoi. However, similar to Valt, he has been thoughtful of his strategies and wins battles because of them. He also acts like a big-shot at times, such as when he brags about his victories and so-called "invincibility".

Having lived on a farm for most of his life, Aiger loves animals. He also elects to sleep in a tent in Beigoma Academy's petting zoo, instead of the school's dormitories so he can be closer to the animals.

Aiger also acts like Valt in many ways. They are both passionate about blading, and can easily make friends. (Valt made friends with Rantaro Kiyama; Aiger made friends with Rantaro's brother, Ranjiro)

However in episode 25 in his battle against Free, his personality takes a big turn later in the anime due to Achilles being infected by the dark aura from Phi. Overtime, Aiger's over-reliance on resonance, coupled with his fear of Phi's intention to destroy his Bey slowly corrupted him. He now does everything it takes to win, including pushing Achilles beyond its limits. During a battle with Valt Aoi, he and Achilles managed to destroy Valt's Wonder Valtryek; thus showing how ruthless and powerful he has become. Additionally, Aiger also became extremely stubborn to the point of refusing to listen to others as shown when he ignored Shu's explanation about him having a "dark resonance".

With the destruction of Z Achilles, Aiger realized his mistake and returned to his old self, to which he took on a much calmer demeanor and is more willing to accept losses. And while he could still be overconfident at times, he has also lost his stubborn streak and is more open to advice from other people.

In Beyblade Burst Rise, he became older and wiser after the events of Beyblade Burst Turbo, he and Valt still maintain their friendship as it is shown in episodes 25 and 26 when they congratulated the Victories for saving Beyblade all over the world.



Beyblade Burst Turbo

Beyblade Burst Rise

Beyblade Burst Surge


Special Moves

  • Z Breaker: With its Xtend Performance Tip set at Tall Mode, Achilles uses its height to its advantage and attacks, knocking opponents downward and dealing high damage.
  • Z Launch: Using the slope of the Beystadium, Achilles gains more speed and power in its attacks, similar to Valt Aoi's Rush Launch.
  • Z Defense: By spinning at high speed, Achilles uses its short edges to deflect incoming attacks and returns damage back to its opponent.
  • Z Whip: Achilles hits the opponent's Bey head on, using its long attack blades to slash across the opponent's Energy Layer, similar to Valt Aoi’s Wonder Whip.
  • Z Dive: Using the power from an opponent's attack, Achilles flies into the air and uses the force of gravity to increase its speed and power of its fall to inflict massive damage on its opponent, similar to Lui Shirosagi's Brutal Squall.
  • Turbo Whip: Achilles hits the opponent's Bey head on, using its two blades to slash across the opponent's bey, causing huge damage. This is similar to Z Whip.
  • Turbo Launch: Using the slope of the Beystadium, Achilles gains even more speed and power than before and unleashes a barrage of attacks. This is similar to Z Launch.
  • Turbo Crush: By increasing its defense power, Z Achilles forms a shield around itself, then smashes into the opponent's bey, resulting in serious damage.
  • Turbo Dive: Achilles uses the stadium wall to fly into the air, then falls back down increasing its speed and power to deliver a massive attack.
  • Turbo Upper: Achilles uses its lowest height attack mode to dive under the opponent's Energy Layer and deliver a strong uppercut attack.
  • Turbo Defense: Achilles uses its balance mode to hold its ground against attacks, then uses the short turbo blades to block incoming attacks.
  • Turbo Breaker: Achilles (in its tallest height attack mode) uses its long turbo blade to hit the opponent with a powerful smash attack from above.
  • Turbo Shield: Achilles uses its balance mode along with its wavering spin (usually achieved by hitting the wall) to use the shield on its layer as a focus point for the center of gravity to block the attack.
  • Turbo Sword: Achilles focuses the power in the long turbo blade to hit the opponent with a powerful slash attack.
  • Turbo Awakening: When Aiger is in sync with Turbo Achilles, the Turbo Blades activate, giving Achilles more attack power. This also triggers burst stoppers which, as the name implies, prevent the bey from bursting when active.
  • Hyper-Flux
  • Unison Breaker: With its Xtend+ performance tip, Union Achilles uses its height to its advantage and attacks, knocking down opponents and causing great damage.
  • Unison Launch: Using the slope of the Union Achilles stadium he accumulates attack energy to hit the opponent harder and faster.
  • Unison Dive: Achilles uses the stadium wall to fly into the air, then falls back down increasing its speed and power to deliver a massive attack. This is similar to Turbo Dive.
  • Unison Shield: When Achilles is wobbling, it uses the central part of it's layer to deflect attacks. This is similar to Turbo Shield.
  • Unison Defense: Achilles uses the short part of it's layer to deflect attacks. This is similar to Turbo Defense.
  • Unison Whip: Achilles hits the opponent's Bey head on, using its two blades to slash across the opponent's bey, causing huge damage. This is similar to Turbo Whip
  • Lightning Launch:
  • Infinite Guard: Achilles utilizes the short edges on the Infinite Ring with the Infinite Shield to deflect incoming attacks and returns damage back to its opponent.
  • Infinite Buster:
  • Infinite Attack:


Beyblade Burst Turbo
Opponent Episode Result
Valt Aoi 01 Lose (0-2)
3 unknown bladers 02 Win (6-0)
5 unknown bladers 02 Win (10-0)
80 unknown bladers 02 Win (160-0)
Unknown blader 02 Win (2-0)
3 unknown bladers 02 WIn (6-0)
3 unknown bladers 02 Win all (2-0)
98 unknown bladers from the Beigoma Academy BeyClub 02 Win (196-0)
Koji Konda 02 Win (2-0)
Toko Aoi 02 Win (2-1)
Fubuki Sumiye 02-03 Lose (1-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama 03 Draw (1-1)
Fubuki Sumiye 04 Win (2-1)
Lui Shirosagi 05 Lose (0-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama 06 Win (2-0) just practice
Lui Shirosagi (With Fubuki Sumiye & Ranjiro Kiyama) 06 Lose (0-0-0-6)
Koji Konda 07 Win (2-0)
Suoh Genji 08 Lose (1-2)
Hae-jin Oh 09 Lose (0-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama 10 Win (2-1)
Hae-jin Oh 12 Win (2-1)
Suoh Genji 13 Win (3-1)
Lui Shirosagi 14-15 Win (3-2)
Phi 15 Lose (0-2)
Suoh Genji & Laban Vanot (Battle Royale) 16 Lose (0-0-2)
Xavier Bogard 17 Lose (0-2)
Kyle Hakim 18 Win (2-1)
Kyle Hakim 19 Lose (0-3)
Xavier Bogard & Kyle Hakim (With Ranjiro Kiyama) 19 Lose (1-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama, Fubuki Sumiye, Hae-jin Oh, Suoh Genji, Phi, Laban Vanot, Xavier Bogard & Kyle Hakim (Battle Royale) 20 Lose (0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-16)
Fubuki Sumiye 21 Draw
Laban Vanot & Hae-jin Oh (With Fubuki Sumiye) 21 Win (4-0)
Phi 22 Lose (0-2)
Suoh Genji & Hae-jin Oh (Battle Royale) 22 Lose (0-0-3)
Laban Vanot 23 Win (2-1)
Xavier Bogard 24 Win (2-1)
Free De La Hoya 25 Lose (0-3)
Free De La Hoya 25 Lose (0-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama 26 Lose (0-2) (Training)
Ranjiro Kiyama 26 Win (0-9) (Training)
Fubuki Sumiye 26 Win (2-1)
Ranjiro Kiyama 27 Win (2-0)
Ranjiro Kiyama 27 Win (33 Rounds)
Fubuki Sumiye 27 Win (33 Rounds)
Xavier Bogard 27 Win (33 Rounds)
Xander Shakadera 27 Lose (0-2)/Draw
Valt Aoi 27-28 Win (3-2)
Phi 29 Win (2-0)
Hyde 29-30 Lose (0-4)
Suoh Genji 30 Win (2-0)
BeyClub (including Fubuki Sumiye, Toko Aoi, and Konji Konda) and Rebel BeyClub members 31 Win
Kyle Hakim 32 Win (2-0)
Evel Oxford 33 Win (2-0)
Count Nightfell 34 Win (2-1)
Shu Kurenai 35 Lose (0-4)
Hyde 36 Lose (0-3)
Phi 37 Lose (0-2)
Shu Kurenai 38 Lose (x4)
Win (1-0)
Ranjiro Kiyama & Fubuki Sumiye 39 TBD
Hyde 39 Win (3-1)
Ranjiro Kiyama 40 No Outcome
Kit Lopez 40 Lose (0-2)
Xavier Bogard 44 Lose (0-2)
Xavier Bogard 44 Win (2-0)
Laban Vanot 45 Win (2-1)
Kit Lopez 46 Win (2-1)
Ranjiro Kiyama, Fubuki Sumiye & Kit Lopez 47 N/A
Ranjiro Kiyama, Fubuki Sumiye, Suoh Genji & Shu Kurenai 48 Win
Taiga Akabane 49 Win (2-0)
Phi 49-50 Win (2-0)
Valt Aoi 51 Win (3-2)
Beyblade Burst Rise
Opponent Episode Result
Arman Kusaba 13 Win (4-0)
Dante Koryu 13-14 Win (3-2)
Delta Zakuro 14 No Contest (0-0)
Arthur Peregrine 15 Lose (0-2)
Dante Koryu (with Valt Aoi) 26 Unknown
Beyblade Burst Surge
Opponent Episode Result
Hikaru Hizashi 11 Win (1-0)
Valt Aoi, Rantaro Kiyama, Free De La Hoya & Hyuga Hizashi (Battle Royale) 11 Lose (0-4)
Hyuga Hizashi & Lain Valhalla (with Hikaru Hizashi) 12 Win (2-0)
Dante Koryu & Silas Karlisle (with Lain Valhalla) 13 Win (4-0)
Lain Valhalla 14 Lose (0-2)
Ranjiro Kiyama 19 Unknown
Free De La Hoya & Silas Karlisle (with Ranjiro Kiyama) 19 Win (2-1)
Shu Kurenai & Lain Valhalla (with Ranjiro Kiyama) 20 Lose (0-2)
Hikaru & Hyuga Hizashi (with Ranjiro Kiyama) 21 Lose (0-4)
Wakiya Murasaki 22 Lose (0-3)
Wakiya Murasaki (with Hyuga Hizashi & Ranjiro Kiyama) 22 Lose
Valt Aoi & Rantaro Kiyama (with Ranjiro Kiyama) 23 Win (3-0)
Dante Koryu & Lui Shirosagi (with Ranjiro Kiyama) 23 Lose (2-4)

Official Descriptions

Beyblade Burst Turbo

Growing up surrounded by nature made Aiger a bit of a wild child. At his core, he is intensely passionate and genuinely friendly. Not afraid to voice his opinions, Aiger is very competitive and isn’t shy about letting others know that he’s the strongest out there. When his emotions overflow, Aiger’s hair flares up with energy. He intends to surpass Valt and become the world’s ultimate Blader.

Beyblade Burst Rise

Bright, passionate, and friendly, Aiger Akabane is the reigning World Champion. His rivalry with Valt Aoi has become the stuff of legend. There was once a time when Aiger only sought power and almost lost his way. But thanks to his friends and his bond with Achilles, he was able to overcome the darkness within.

Beyblade Burst Surge

His goal of becoming the strongest, most invincible Blader in the world has led Aiger to his status as a Blading legend. Something of a wild child who grew up surrounded by nature, he brings an animalistic energy to his superior battling skills. This Blader knows exactly what he likes, and one thing he hates is losing. Though kind at his core, Aiger is a passionate soul whose physical appearance mirrors his ferocity as he reaches the peak of his powers in battle.

Anime Appearances

Beyblade Burst Turbo

Beyblade Burst Rise

Beyblade Burst Surge


Naru Akabane

Naru is Aiger’s little sister and is very supportive of him. She also helped him make Z Achilles 11 Xtend.


The spirit inside Achilles encourages Aiger to battles and become the strongest blader.

Ranjiro Kiyama

Aiger and Ranjiro seem to get well along with each other. At first, Ranjiro decided to teach Aiger a lesson after the latter had defeated all the members of the Wild Bey Gang; but after the two had a Beybattle where they tied 149 times, the two came to respect one another. Since then, Ranjiro had begun supporting Aiger in his matches, and at one point he even returned his Bey to him after the Wild Bey Gang Bladers had stolen it. Later on, Ranjiro became concerned about Aiger when the latter started developing an obsession with winning due to his corrupted resonance. He began watching over Aiger at Fubuki's insistence, even accompanying him on his journey to Dread Tower.

In Beyblade Burst Surge, Aiger's thrilled to see Ranjiro again and wants to battle him. After learning about his shoulder injury and Glide Ragnaruk getting destroyed, Aiger is shown upset and vows to defeat Lain and avenge Ranjiro.

Valt Aoi

Aiger strives to become a Blader strong enough to defeat Valt one day after witnessing the immense power and strength of his new Wonder Valtryek 12 Volcanic. Valt is very supportive of Aiger, and always encourages him to keep getting stronger whenever the two meet. The two are also very similar in terms of personality. When Aiger's resonance became corrupt, Valt takes notice of this and vows to save him just like he did for his friend Shu Kurenai. In addition to this, Valt seems to harbor no resentment towards Aiger for destroying his Beyblade. He also felt sorry for Aiger upon finding him grieving over his shattered Z Achilles.

Later on, Phi began destroying Beys, including those of Free and Shu. When Valt attempted to challenge him to avenge his friends, Aiger insisted that he battle Phi instead. Seeing Aiger's strong determination, Valt conceded. Valt watched Aiger's final battle with Phi and was happy when he finally defeated him. And when the two battled each other for the World Champion title, Aiger emerged victorious, and Valt was proud of him for having beaten him.

In Beyblade Burst Rise, Aiger and Valt remained friends despite the past, they also supported and cheer on team Victories throughout the rest of the match. In the aftermath, he and Valt both challenged team Victories to a beybattle as an award.

Fubuki Sumiye

Fubuki initially did not get along with Aiger due to his dislike of the latter's arrogance and cockiness. Over time, however, the two grew to respect one another and later developed a friendly rivalry. Fubuki was one of the first to notice Aiger's corrupted resonance and asked Ranjiro to keep an eye on the former.

Lui Shirosagi

Lui at first didn't care for Aiger at first and said that he didn't deserve to wield a Turbo Bey, but it eventually grew on him because of how motivated he is to battle Valt. Aiger eventually secured Lui's respect after defeating him at the end of the Luinor Cup.

Toko Aoi and Nika Aoi

Toko and Nika Aoi met Aiger Akabane when he was transferred to Beigoma Academy, they found out that Aiger was a blader and they all became friends, the two often help him out before matches just like they did with their brother Valt and showed no hate towards Aiger after his Z Achilles shattered Valt's Wonder Valtryek.

Xavier Bogard

Aiger and Xavier met on the Battleship Cruise when Xavier defeated both Laban and Hae-Jin. Aiger took interest in him and battled. Although Xavier still came out on top, Breaker Xcalius bursts just as Xavier is about to pick it up. He then announces that Aiger is his rival, and ever since they have been trying to top each other any time they encountered. Xavier also helped Aiger with his Turbo-Awakening and he is also seen watching Aiger's matches.

Laban Vanot

Laban and Aiger have also been rivals, again, though the Battleship Cruise. In their first encounter, Laban beats Aiger and Suoh simultaneously with a Burst Finish. Their second encounter was in the tag team battle; Aiger was with Fubuki, Laban was with Hae-jin. Aiger wins against him after being Burst by Fubuki and this would be their last face-off on the cruise. But although they don't face-off for a while, Phi breaks Laban's Vise Leopard which makes Aiger scared that the same will happen to Achilles, so he starts ignoring his friends and starts having a corrupted resonance. (More in Phi's section) But after all that, Laban is another one of the people who helped Aiger master his Turbo-Awakening and he is also seen watching Aiger's matches.


Phi took an interest in Aiger during the Luinor Cup. After the latter managed to defeat Lui, Phi challenged Aiger to a battle immediately afterwards, which he effortlessly won. Since then, Phi began watching over Aiger, waiting for when he would become an opponent worthy to destroy. During the last few rounds of the Battleship Cruise, Aiger witnessed Phi break Laban's Vise Leopard. Fearing that Phi would do the same thing to Achilles, Aiger began pushing both himself and his Bey beyond their limits to prevent this from happening. However, this also led to Aiger becoming obsessed with winning at all costs, and ignoring his peers' concerns for him. In addition, his resonance became corrupted as well, causing him to break Wonder Valtryek. Ironically, Phi broke the corrupted resonance that he created in Aiger. Later in Episode 50 of Turbo, they meet again in a burst-only match and Aiger turns out the victor, beating him for a second time.

Free De La Hoya

Free originally stumbled upon Aiger in the forest and battles him after the latter challenged Free. Free was also the first one to notice Aiger's corrupt resonance.

Dante Koryu

When he first met Dante, he sparks a rivalry during the Battle Island Tournament. After he defeated Dante, he started a friendship with Dante. When Dragon was destroyed, he cheer up Dante by reminding him what Beyblade is really all about. He also appeared alongside with Valt to support and cheer for team Victories. After the Dante won he and Valt challenged Dante to a battle royale.


  • "Take that back, I'm not a monkey!" - to Valt after he called him a monkey.
  • ”Where’d you get your bey? Siberia?” - to Kyle about his bey.
  • "I will become stronger. I'll do whatever it takes." - after picking up his Z Achilles.
  • "Are you saying that there's no bond between me and Achilles?!" - to Shu Kurenai.
  • "I never stopped hearing Achilles' voice...I just wasn't listening." - when mourning over his shattered Beyblade.
  • "He's not swallowing me up, I won't let him!"
  • "Our bonds that we made.... will not be destroyed, ever!"
  • "We're the best team in the WORLD!!!" - after defeating Valt Aoi in the final episode of Beyblade Burst Turbo.
  • "Ah man! This guy's a riot!' - about Dante Koryu in Beyblade Burst Rise - Episode 13.
  • "It's about time! I've been looking forward to this, now I'm gonna blow you away!" - to Dante in Beyblade Burst Rise - Episode 13.



For a full gallery of images of Aiger, see Aiger Akabane/Gallery.


  • Although Aiger is the World Champion, it was revealed in a Superking manga chapter that his S-tier rank is number 3, making him ranked 3rd in the world.
  • Aiger is the first Beyblade protagonist who uses a Balance-Type Bey, thus making him the first protagonist not to use an Attack-Type Bey.
  • Aiger is also the first protagonist whose name is an alliteration.
  • Aiger is the second main Beyblade protagonist whose name was changed in the English episodes, the first being Tyson Granger from the first Beyblade generation.
    • He is also the second protagonist after Tyson to destroy a Beyblade (in the original series, Tyson destroyed Shamblor, the Beyblade that belonged to Zomb).
  • Much like Valt Aoi, Aiger is really good at socializing, as he tried to befriend the Wild and Beigoma Academy BeyClub members. In addition, Aiger shares Valt's habit of talking to his Beyblade.
  • Aiger's friendship with Ranjiro mirrors that of Valt's friendship with Ranjiro's brother, Rantaro.
  • Aiger's Japanese name, "Aiga", means "Family" which represents how Aiger is close to his family. His last name in Japan, "Akaba", means "red blade", while his last name in the English Dub, "Akabane", means "red feather" in Japanese.
  • To support Japan in the World Cup 2018 in Russia, Hiro Morita posted Aiger in a Japan National Team uniform on his Twitter.
  • Aiger is the second Burst protagonist, right after Valt Aoi.
  • Aiger's traits of being the second protagonist in a Beyblade series and having a strong spirit make him similar to Zyro Kurogane, the protagonist of Beyblade: Shogun Steel.
  • Aiger won 10th place in the 2018 Japan popularity poll and 6th in the 2020 poll.
    • He was also the only character from Turbo to have over 1,000 votes.
    • He is also the only main Burst protagonist to be the most popular character of his season.
  • Aiger is the first and only Blader to be seen receiving a Level Chip.
  • Aiger is the first Burst protagonist to have his Bey colored red.
  • He is so far the only Burst protagonist to destroy a Bey when he and Achilles destroyed Valt's Wonder Valtryek.
  • Aiger is the only character to actually defeat Phi in a battle.
  • Aiger is the first Beyblade protagonist to beat a former Beyblade protagonist when he beats Valt Aoi for the title of world champion.
  • Aiger is the second Burst protagonist to have their bey destroyed. The first being Valt.
    • Incidentally, Aiger was the one who destroyed Valt's Beyblade.
  • Aiger is still the world champion because even though Arthur Peregrine challenged him a battle and won, he was not interested in the title.
  • Aiger's Zodiac is Leo.
  • Aiger is the first Burst protagonist to reuse parts, as he did reuse the Xtend+ Tip from his Z Achilles and the Retsu Layer Weight from Valt's Sword Valtryek with his Union Achilles. He also reused the 1B Chassis from Hikaru Hizashi's Kolossal Helios with his Infinite Achilles.
  • Aiger is the second Beyblade Burst character to destroy a launcher, first being Xander Shakadera.


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